You will find here practical informations for a visit to La Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu.
Brochures in English are available at the front desk.
Self-guided audio-tours in English and German are available at the front desk (2€)

Dive into the secrets of Grand-Lieu lake !

This playful and enchanting visit will show you Grand-Lieu lake in all its magical atmosphere.

Visit in 3 stages

  • Exhibition centre (permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition, resource centre, garden, gift shop, ticket office): self-guided tour
    Permanent exhibition about the Grand-Lieu lake, the largest lake in France in winter. You will discover through  various themed areas : water and territories, landscapes and biological diversity, protection and enhancement.
    The educational garden: enjoy a walk outside and have a look at ours educational garden and its giant nests !
    the resource center: discover publications in English, indicated by an English flag.
  • Environmental walk: guided tour 45 min. (currently available in French only) or a self-guided audio tour with audio guides (30 min.) or self-guided tour without audio guides (20 min.). Walk back without a guide (20 min.)
    You will see various totem poles throughout your walk. A brochure in English will explain to you the different landscapes.
  • The Pavilion and the scenic view : guided tour 45 min. (currently available in French only or with audio guides)
    You will visit a beautiful house which belonged to Mr. Jean-Pierre Guerlain who was director of the perfume company of the same name. Take time to enjoy every room of the house. This poetical and imaginary universe will show you the Grand-Lieu Lake in its magical way. From the observation terrace enjoy the Grand-Lieu Lake view.

Plan de la Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu

Opening hours


Opening hours La Maison du Lac de Grand Lieu 2018


Admission prices

Visits must be boooked in advance tour (guided tours available in French only).
Audio tours in english, spanish and german : 2€

Exhibition centre + environmental walk + Pavilion

Full rate : 8€
Reduced rate : 5€ ( young people under 18, students under 26, disabled person, unemployed person on presentation of supporting documents)
Free: young people under 6

Exhibition centre + Pavilion

Full rate : 5€
Reduced rate : 4€ ( young people under 18, students under 26, disabled person, unemployed person on presentation of supporting documents)
Free: young people under 6

Exhibition centre

Admission : 3€
Free: young people under 6


La Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu
Rue du Lac
44830 BOUAYE
Phone number from abroad : + 33 228 251 907